THRIVE PEER Mentoring Program
(Teaching Holistic Reciprocity Incorporating Values and Excellence)
What makes a Greyhound THRIVE?
Greyhound THRIVE Mission
The mission of Greyhound THRIVE is to provide academic and social support for incoming first-year students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The program provides awareness and appreciation of cultural, social, and ethnic differences and aims to increase acceptance of difference among members of the student body. Through programming and tailored support, this semester-long initiative builds an inclusive community that supports the incoming first-year and returning students in holistic development.
The Greyhound THRIVE program consists of four important elements: the THRIVE Mentors, the mentees, the events and programming held by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the advising of the Dean and Assistant Director.
The Greyhound THRIVE Mentors
The Greyhound THRIVE Mentors are a group of dedicated and talented returning students who are trained to work with the incoming students. They are assigned a match at the start of the academic semester and offer advice, support, and assistance. They attend programs that are meant to bridge social gaps and bring students together and help students learn about and discuss varying issues in our society.
Programming and Events
The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sponsors programs and events that serve to enhance the Moravian College communities understanding of issues involving diversity and inclusion.
Greyhound THRIVE Mentors are encouraged to schedule time with their mentee outside of the planned programs and events. Whether it is educational or a simple get-together in a dorm common room, programming is successful and crucial in establishing substantial connections between the students, which in turn help them to understand each other's challenges, aspirations and goals.